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    January 20, 2013
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the constitution requires the president take the oath of office. it must happen befored:00 this morning our time. that's when barack obama officially starts his second term. washington is already in a party mode. abc's mr. bradley joins us live from the mall in washington, d.c. good morning. >> good morning, carolyn. you are right, the party is already underway across town. here on the national mall where the inaugural ceremony and parade will begin tomorrow, they are expecting a crowd larger than both president bush and clinton got for their second inaugural. >> president barack obama takes the oath today but the public ceremony is tomorrow before hundreds of houses on the national mall. for that ceremony the president will place his hands on bibles tharpe once used by abraham lincoln and dr. martin luther king jr. en august gal activities kicked off with a bang. kids had an inaugural beautiful
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their own with performances by usher, members of the cast of glee and katie perry. yesterday was also a national day of service. the obama's joined americans across the country in control tier. >> everybody here, adults to children, understand the importance of giving back. >> final preparations are underway for the big public oath, the parade and the two inaugural balls. >> with something of this size and magnitude you want to make sure everything is as perfect as we can possibly make it. >> at his first inauguration nearly 2 million showed up. speak they expect a smaller crowd this time. he starts his second term with a 55% approval rating, his highest since 2009, but he faces enormous challenges. 54% of the country say the country is headed seriously on the wrong track. fortunately for the huge crowd
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coming out here tomorrow the temperature is expected in the high 30s. a heckuva lot warmer than during mr. obama's first inauguration. reporting live in washington. abc7 news. >> you are right. i was there four years ago, and it was frigid. let me ask you about security at the inaugurations. the crowd is smaller this time around, but i'm sure the security is just as tight? >> it is absolutely just as tight. there will be 13,000 military and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition
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of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30. the excitement here in the bay area has to do with the 49ers game. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann is in atlanta for today's big game and he caught up with some fans ready to see the niners take on the falcons. >> he's playing out of his mind. first you feel bad for alec a little bit, but he's a game breaker. it's making us win so let's go for it. >> are you nervous he's going to
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have that one game, the let down in could that be the experience. >> not really. >> kaepernick is going to run all over. that's not even a question. he made the green bay packers look like a college football team. >> kaepernick is 6-2'." even falcon fans like his game. >> i actually like kaepernick. >> i do too. >> you like kaepernick? >> you do. i can admire a person for his talent. >> okay. >> i mean, i still expect him to beat down. >> are you worried about colin kaepernick, the young quarterback? >> i am a little bit. he's coming on strong, real strong. if we can get him early i think we have a chance to win the game. >> he started off last week with an interception against the packers and led us back. >> his former niner head coach, mike nolan, now in charge of the falcons defense. >> the only reason i am really worried is mike nolan is the defensive coordinator.
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so i have apprehension it's because of that. other than that, we are too talented. >> who's got it better than us? >> nobody! >> collin will be doing a lot of kaepernicking. >> all day, man, all day. that's all we see here left and right. >> you go left and right? >> yeah, because it's going to be all day. absolutely. >> 49er personnel were walk around the streets of atlanta handing out these towels, who's got it better than us? nobody. hoping they will bring it to the dome on sunday. abc7 news reporting from the dome. >> and sioux is going to continue to follow the excite men in atlanta. he will with a live report on abc7 morning news at nine and tonight on ab c 7 news at five and six. the lawyer for lawyers wide receiver michael crabtree said his client is cooperating with authorities. crabtree is being investigated for suspicion of sexual assault. a woman claims he assaulted her
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last sunday just hours after the niners divisional playoff win over the green bay packers. crabtree has not been arrested or detained. the 49ers say the issue will not be a distraction in this afternoon's nfc championship game. coming up next, people run for their lives during a shooting at a gun show, and it wasn't the only incident yesterday. and surf's up. the anticipation building for the first mavericks surf competition in three years. we will tell you which high profile big wave surfers are going to miss
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>> there is excitement for 49ers fans this morning waiting for the nfc championship game against the falcons. a win will send them to the super bowl for the sixth time. kira klapper joins us live in san francisco. good morning, kira. >> good morning, carolyn. the fan friendszy is already in full swing, of course, in anticipation of today's game. can we call it fantiwipation? is that a word. the ferry building is lit up behind me in red. but let's get to the fans. yesterday we saw fans buying up anything red and gold that they could at the nfl college shop at pier 39. the store was just mobbed. one fan we spoke with knows exactly what she will be yelling at the tv come game time today. >> oh!
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oh! more! i will yell at moore. he can move it. ask kaepernick goes back, go back, go back, and he starts running, run it all way in! we love to see that. >> that is enthusiasm. pietrus's tavern in the nabbing can tina are gearing up for the big game. the sports bars on king street open at 9:00 a.m. employees expect fans will be lined up this morning wait to go get in. and north beach they will be open early. and reservations are already booked solid. carolyn, just seven hours to go. a little less than seven hours to go but who is downing in reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, i like your word, fanticipation. that's appropriate. >> thank you. >> well, there were several gun shows all over the country for what was billed as guns across
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america day and accidental shootings happened at three of them. take a look at the scene in raleigh, north carolina after a gun accidentally went off. three people were hit by pellets. and indiana and ohio, accidental shootings at two shows hurt two people. no one was seriously hurt. about 200 people showed up in pacifica yesterday to support individual rights and to voice their fear president obama will take away their guns. the crowd recited the pledge of allegiance that they say showed their love of country, but not the government. and yesterday young women were invited to write letters to victims of tragedy. it was sponsored by the girls rock girls leadership sandy. they wrotelers to those from the elementary school sandy hook shooting. one was particularly affected. >> i don't like it that they killed so many people and he just want to stop the violence
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that was happening in the schools and to keep the schools safe. and the homes. >> the letters will be published in a book to be sent to both groups. well, after a three-year absence, maverick surf competition is back. today is the day surfers from all over the world come here to tackle the waves. a surf advisory is still in effect. that could mean some major waves. abc7 news reporter sergio has the details. >> photographer kevin harrington caught some great shots of surfers out testing the waters in preparation for tomorrow's mavericks competition but getting the shots was an adventure. >> we were going to be trashed by one of these huge waves because they were just coming way up over your head and the boat just tips over. it's scary. >> they were aboard john lynch's boat. he will be part of the surf patrol this year. >> being so close to the waves and the brakes and feeling the power and watching these guys.
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it's an incredible -- it's an incredible sport. you have to have some real guts to get out there and do what these guys are doing. >> the organizer of mavericks, jeff clark, was his guide. tonight he was briefing the surfers who will be briefing what is expected to be 30-foot waves. mavericks is known for serving up some of the biggest waves in surfing. the competition should be fierce. >> when they do come, they come in sets of like ten waves. it's incredible to see this lineup out there. >> high surf report sufficient great news for mavericks, but it's also a warning for everyone else. just "before sunset" at association beach in san francisco some pretty big waves were crashing the shore. for amateurs up and down the coast the conditions got challenging. the fire and rescue teams were called in to help six surfers. one suffered minor injuries. at half moon bay, competition
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starts at 8:00 a.m.. >> noticeably absent will be kelly slater. he's barred from participating because mavericks isn't a pro tour sanctioned event. abc7 news. and stay with abc7 news for up-to-date information on the mavericks surf competition. we will be streaming the contest online this morning starting at 8:00. you can go to abc7news.com to check it out. and lisa, i think the surf advisory is in effect until about four, isn't it? >> yes. and the way it's continuing to build out there, we have the offshore flow and breezy in spots this morning. otherwise we are looking at the clear sky once again. upper 30s to lower 40s here. this is the emeryville camera. we will look at another mild afternoon before we begin to see some changes take place for the week ahead. i'll have that for you coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, the warriors try to get back to winning against the hornets with the return of steph curry.
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highlights, plus the 49ers
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60s later this morning or the high today about 63 degrees. i sound like i know what only talking about because i'm sitting next to meteorologist lisa argen. you are helping me. >> pumping you. >> that's right. >> doing fine. we are cold this morning. a couple numbers below freezing once again. that's about 30 degrees up in the north and the east bay. but with that wind along the coast we are quite mild. we are in the lower 50s san francisco w that air mass so dry, we get those wide-ranging temperatures with the freezing numbers at night and the numbers just a little above average in the afternoon. so we will be looking at that once again. a look from our east bay camera and you can see it looks pretty good out there. although once again, the chilly nights and when we get a little more cloud cover in here during the week that will offset some of the cold, cold nights. in fact, it's been 11 consecutive nights we've had freezing temperatures across the bay area. here we go again. live doppler 7hd. with the clear sky.
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you will notice we aren't picking up any cloud cover but we are cold with 30 in santa rosa, good morning napa, 3 is for you. the delta and concord. 36 san jose with 52 half moon bay and 32 gilroy. compared to yesterday morning, we are just about the same. maybe a degree cooler or warmer, depending on where you are. overall we are looking at the stable, chilly temperatures in the morning and then for the afternoon numbers just on the other side of the low to mid-60s. 4-mile visibility around santa rosa. the high surf advisory once again today through 4:00 and then mild afternoon temperatures through tuesday. we will look for this big ridge of high pressure eventually to break down after tuesday. here's a look at the high surf advisory with the swells beginning to build, 8 feet outside san francisco and half moon bay. perhaps up to 20 feet this afternoon with strong rip currents and large breaking waves possible. we have the surface high to the
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east of us over novato and the flow around the high, the clockwise flow, allowing for the offshore winds once again today. so with that, a little breezy at times. that air mass is pretty cool, but we will stay dry with this ridge in place throughout the next 48 hours. but then it does begin to break down, the ridge to the east of us. that will begin to bring some changes with some higher clouds our way. so we are going to get back to the weather in a bit, but first carolyn has a look at some more news. >> thank you, lisa. we are breaking in to show you vice president joe biden being sworn into office. all the focus, of course, is on president obama, who also takes the oath of office in a private ceremony today before the public inauguration tomorrow. here you see joe biden at the national observatory with his wife, dr. jill biden, and he's being sworn in by u.s. supreme court justice sonya sotomyer.
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he begins his second term as vice president of the united states. we are now going to go to sports. this afternoon the san jose sharks finally open their season in calgary now that the lockout is over. the puck drops at three. but as you know, all eyes are going to be on atlanta as the 49ers try to advance to super bowl 47 in new orleans. they need a win today over the falcons. here's collin resch with a look at the team's preparations before today's game. >> no more talk, no more practice, it's game time. who wants it more? who can execute better? who can win the turnover battle. the 49ers and falcons are ready for the nfc championship game. winner, on to new orleans and super bowl. the niners enter today's game as four point favorites. coaches and players alike with one thought, don't leave the
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georgia dome feeling like they did after last year's title game. >> our focus is on getting our guys the nfc championship. all the guys, that's where our focus lies on watching those guys hoist up that trophy. there's a lot of work that goes into that. you know, everybody is dialed in. >> here's the good news. steph curry returned to the starting lineup last night in new orleans after a two-game absence with an ankle injury. the bad, david lee sat out. a tweaked ankle. the niners hope to be playing in the louisiana superdome two weeks from today. a career best night. 13 points, 8 rebounds. you are not welcome here. jefferson up top. anthony davis, the veteran. he responds with this in the second quarter. a reverse flush. 38-27, golden state. late third quarter. the three puts new orleans on top 82-81. fourth quarter tied. klay thompson, 5 threes.
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a season-high 29 points. curry inbounds to jack. 25 for jack curry at 20. three-point game. no. they get a 116-112 road win. david shock, courtside for stanford and cal saturday. dwight pal, 17. high off the glass. that's nifty. cardinals by 8 at the break. cal's leading scorer allen crab and justin crab. four combined the first half. crab would finish with 14. a better second half for him but both teams shooting less than 36% in the game. the cardinals prevail 59-59. both teams 2-3 in pac12 play. >> no such heroics needed in portland. the winning shot and this timeless drama. big man move with the jump hook. 11. he dropped six times as we. he finds waldo, brad waldo, that
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is. he had 2. 60-38 the final. and on the hilltop, don came in 0-5. dickerson, 18 points, 7 boards. second half, tollefsen handles and one. usf up 9. avery holmes, the three. usf off the schneid, 52-53 the final at war memorial. sounds like brian wilson's days as a giant are numbered. savian with this comment to the post on saturday. i'm going to be brutally honest as i always am. i don't think brian will return. and savian was also attending a reception. the new york giants historical society. wilson wanted a long-term deal and the giants only willing to offer an in tentative-laden one-year deal. finally we have hoax. kings and blackhawks. l.a. hoisting their stanley cup to open the nhl season but the party didn't last long.
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1-0 chicago. blackhawks three goals in the first. davis with the rebound to start the second. blackhawks get a 5-2 road win. sharks, yeah, they begin the season today. 3:00 in calgary. be sure to turn in tonight at five and six. larry beil he's in the studio and mike shumann live in atlanta with post-game coverage of the niners and falcons. i'm collin resch. have a great day, everyone! >> of course, 49ers fan fever is sweeping the bay area. check out this little guy. he is all decked-out in his niners gear, ready for the big game. even the folks at antioch community federal credit union are in the team spirit. and dr. smith says he has been a fan of the team since they played at keys r stadium. you can e-mail your fan photos to ureport at kgo tv.com. we will post them at abc7 news.com and show some of them on the air. coming up next, a bloody end
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to the hostage standoff in algeria. what the military did to put an end to the crisis. and the bay area is home to the world's top expert on martin luther king. the advice he believes dr. king might have
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at least three others. >> you know that bart has an extensive video camera system, as does ac transit. we will be looking at whether or not there will be any useful video. >> so far investigators don't have a motive in the shooting. san francisco police are investigating the city's second homicide of the year. a 26-year-old man was shot and killed last night as he was driving near japan town. police say the victim crashed his black mercedes into a parked car at fillmore and post streets around 5:30 p.m.. he died at the hospital. witnesses say the shooter got into a white or silver car and took off. the lake county sheriff's office has released surveillance video of a man who is believed to have killed an employee. it happened friday night in kelseyville. the man on the tape was later seen running by a nearby field. a $1,000 reward is being
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offered. investigators say a major water main break in san leandro yesterday was caused by a break in a pipe that carries water from the reservoir. northbound lanes of foothill boulevard were shut down for about an hour last night between carolyn street and manchester road. crews were able to shut off the water around 6:00. details are emerging from that her hostage crisis in algeria. it ended with the algerian government launch an assault. one american was killed and two others remain unaccounted for. brian ross has the details. the algerian army's third and final result recaprd turd the bp-run facility but left many hostages dead, apparently executed by the hostages. in the middle of the saharas final hostage death toll was put
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by officials at 23. >> for our people in algeria, for their family and friends, it has been and continues to be a distressing and horrific times. >> at least two americans remain unaccounted for and one american has been confirmed as killed. 58-year-old fred of katie, texas. a suburb of houston. survivors said the attackers focused only on americans and werners. including a large british contingent. >> we believe that there are five british nationals and one uk resident who are either deceased or unaccounted for. >> the good news was most of the the approximately 100 western workers were freed or escaped. algerian tv aired what had said was home video taken by one hostage as he escaped across the desert. among those who also got out was mark cobb, the manager at the
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facility. 32 of the terrorists were killed and officials said they were heavily armed with automatic weapons and explosive pack suicide belts and were preparing to blow up the natural gas facility. as algerian tanks and special forces surrounded the plant, officials said they had no choice but to go in with guns blazing, even after the u.s. and other governments had asked thal jairiance to hold off out of concern for the safety of the hostages. >> the algerians' position has always been we don't negotiate, we don't mess around. >> and that was brian ross reporting. a political event in bulgaria erupted in violence after a man pulled a gun on a guest speaker. the gunman jumped on stage, pointed the gun right at the speaker's head. you see the two struggling before more people came to the man's aid. they kicked and punched the gunman on the ground t turns out his gun was actually a gas gun used to fire teargas cart ridges. this year president obama's
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inauguration falls on the dr. martin luther king holiday. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murdered in memphis have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king industry his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of
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availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issue of social justice. >> you know, i think what he would point out is that people don't kill other people when they have hope. >> king would certainly call for gun control, said carson, but he also called on all americans to see themselves as part of one community. >> when do white americans care as much about the death of a black child as a white child? you know. would the response of the nation been the same if that had happened at a black school? i would hope so. but as we know, the death of black children on a daily, weekly basis, doesn't seem to garner the same kind of attention. >> look no further than oakland, said carson. and he points to dr. king's message that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. >> he was saying that 50 years
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ago, but now we have to believe that. because injustice in one place can lead to terrorism in another place. >> these are the things that have to concern us for our own future, said carson. his latest book is "martin's dream." he held an open house at the mlk institute on stanford's campus, but their welcome said they welcome visitors to see their collection of documents and photographs located in cyprus hall. in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> new this morning the group pietrus's harbor holds a fund raiser today in their ongoing effort to find new homes for evicted beaten manhattan. the so-called live-a boards were displaced to make room for a new development and find themselves with no place to go. to help them, a fundraiser is being held today at the wood side historic pioneer saloon. it will feature a band named
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"eviction notice." and the 49ers game will be on the big screen tv since the fund raiser is scheduled from noon to three this afternoon. coming up next, monitoring the flu. we will show you a new way to watch the spread of the nationwide flu outbreak. now you can find out when it arrived in your neighborhood. and take a look live from our roof cam showing you the embarcadero. some of those buildings had been lit up in red and gold, the 49er colors. lisa argen is going to be along with your full accuweather forecast. there's a warming trend.
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like a lot of things, trying to find a better job can be frustrating. so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want
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you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >> welcome back, everyone. it is 5:40. thank you early birds for getting up and joining us for
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the abc7 sunday morning news. this is a live look at the golden gate bridge. as far as temperatures go, on the marin side it is currently in the low 30s. san francisco 46 degrees. what's going to happen later in the day and beyond? lisa argen will be along shortly with a full accuweather forecast. flu season, as you know, is sweeping the nation and now you can watch it happen in realtime on the internet. abc7 news reporter jonathan bloom has a look at some free high-tech tools that can track flu cases right down to the streets they are on. it might even tell you who made you sick. >> i'm feeling pretty miserable. >> last week beat writer christina farr called in sick and she can wondering who got her sick? turns out there's an app for that. it is called, help, my friend gave me the flu."
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>> it will scrape data from your social networks and look for the tell-tale signs, search terms like sneeze, cold, flu. >> in a few minutes she got a list of four likely suspects who posted about being sick. >> sorry guys, i'm going to be avoiding you the next couple weeks. >> calling facebook and twitter for posts about feeling ilunga-mbenga, another app, jermareo tracker, puts it on a map. >> and people do say things on twitter especially to say i'm feeling miserable and mentioning they might be working from home. these apps can pick up on that. >> another app called flu near you relies on 40,000 volunteers to report every week if they have the flu. just click on any city. >> it will show you whether the will you risk is high or not and whether people around you are sick. >> the favorite comes from google. it shows who is searching for flu symptoms or remedies. >> people are asking how do i get a fever down or what kind of
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medications should i take for the flu and and google is updated every day. >> together they form a big picture that public health officials say can be just as value as the cdcs official numbers. >> increasingly we are recognizing you need everything. we need to be able to triangle late what the numbers actually are and that takes a combination of traditional methods as well as the newer crowd sourcing methods. >> but they said there's one thing the numbers don't change as the flu epidemic across the country, the best way to fight it is a flu shot. >> there is still plenty of time to get a flu vaccine and i would urge everyone to do that. >> in san francisco, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. >> the price of the popular two buck chuck wine is no longer just two bucks. the grocery chain, trader joe's, has raised the price from $1.99 to $2.49. the famous wine was introduced back in 2002.
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the price varies from state to state but it's always stayed at two bucks here in california for years. trader joe's said they had no choice but to raise the price because of increased costs. well, the weather forecast is free. our meteorologist lisa argen brings it to you. >> we are still dry out there. that allows the temperatures to really drop this morning. you talked about the numbers below freezing north of the golden gate. how about east of the bay bridge? we have some freezing temperatures. we will talk about some milder air today, but there is an end in sight to this. in fact we look for a return to the rain. that is coming up. >> also ahead, cutting edge science turns to toys. we will explain why researchers would build a real microscope out of legos.
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>> welcome back, it's 5:46. the temperatures in the bay area
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have been quite mild the last few days but apparently that's going to change, so says lisa argen, who will be coming up with her full accuweather forecast. new this morning as 49ers fever builds and the team once again becomes one of the hottest franchise necessary the nfl, their new stadium in santa clara could open without a naming rights deal. today san francisco chronicle quotes team's spokesman bob lang as saying the team does not have anything in the pipeline yet. adding that other stadium has opened without a naming rights deal so it's not considered a necessity. a naming rights deal would take a big chunk of the $1.2 billion stadium project that is set to open in time for the 2014 season. the edge of science also involves ideas so complicated it's hard to wrap your mind around them. but one innovative program in the bay area is trying to make scientific research more efficient by making parts of it
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simpler. abc7 news health and science reporter carolyn johnson has the details. >> when most people see a stack of legos you see this and this guy sees building blocks of science. his campus used piles of them to construction their very own working lego microscope. >> the microscope essentially is made out of two lenses the. the first one is here. >> they did need to fabricate a few specialty parts in the lab's 3d printer. a kind of computer easy bake oven that converts schools of snap on objects like lens holders. the results, a working device built to answer all kinds of scientific questions except the one you may be asking yourself right now, why build a microscope out of legos at all? the answer is a new program just launched at ucsf. it's a course designed to change the way scientists think about
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their work. one of the goals is to make research projects more practice by focusing on the end user. >> and having them work together in this ideal-based way. brainstorming ideas. it brings a new dimension to the way that science can be done. >> as a test case, the team was tasked with reimagining uses for cell phone microscope developed at the university of california. it's creators envisioned it as a way of diagnosing diseases in remote locations but it's yet to be commercialized. they brought in consultants, famed for work on the user interfaces like the original computer mouse. they helped hone the questions to a razor's edge. >> who might use it and how. >> they thought it needed a demonstration component. a way to help students and
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people understand thenar workings of the microscope. hence the home plate legos microscope project. >> i think the discovery they had from talking to teachers will how you might use something like this is how do we demist guy the science of microscope by. >> the students said the design process has already refocused their thinking and their appreciation for the creative process. >> it's especially been a lot of fun. >> right, right. >> and carolyn says the alternative design exercises already being employed internationally. a team from ucsf recently held similar brainstorming sessions with colleagues in beijing. looking for new ways to research key challenges in cell biology. a study out of u.c. berkeley said if you are not getting enough sleep you may be taking your partner for granted. researchers found sleep habits can impact gratitude. they say the lack of zs can
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leave couples leaving two tired to say thanks. the findings were presented yesterday at the annual meeting of the society for personality and social psychologist in new orleans. well, we definitely do not get enough sleep on saturday nights. so if i neglected to say thanks, lisa, you know -- >> no, no. you are always gracious. especially when i bring the good weather, right? >> yeah. >> keep the cold and rain away and we are going to do that the next couple days. as we head outside right now, it's certainly dark out there. numbers are chilly away from the city but downtown we've kept the numbers up thanks to the bay water there.
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compared to yesterday at this time, we are a little cooler in oakland but warmer along the coast and downtown. this is all going to change in the next couple of days. as our ridge breaks down. but for this morning it's cold in the valleys with a little fog. the high surf advisory again today and more mild days for the next 48 hours or so. the high surf advisory until 4:00 this afternoon with the northwest swell up to 20 feet. right now current wave heights anywhere from five to eight
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feet. seven feet around the monterey bay. we will be look at the offshore flow allowing for the nice shape of the wave again today. it's a surface high bringing the offshore flow. that is going to go away in the next couple of days, and as it does we will get more of a flow from the ocean and a couple weather systems that will visit us. first one coming in on wednesday. between now and then still remaining dry and mild with those chilly nights. this has been the 11th night of some freezing temperatures. here's what you can expect as we fast forward to wednesday morning. increasing clouds and a weak system will begin to slide to the south of us ask that will bring just a slight chance of showers on wednesday. most of you probably won't see anything and we will look for more importantly the chillier air that's going to settle on in on thursday. and then maybe another opportunity for rain by the weekend. that's friday into saturday. temperatures today, though, wow, we are talking very spring-like. even feeling like summer in
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southern california. 80 there. 75 in palm springs. 62 in sacramento. tag you back home looking at low to mid-60s today with 64 in fremont. so numbers anywhere from five to six degrees above average. we should see those upper 50s in santa rosa. 64 there. 66 in san jose and down by the monterey bay we saw plenty of 70s yesterday. once again today eats 71 in salinas, 70 santa cruz with 67 in gilroy. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. notice the 60s. length of sunshine through monday. and by tuesday the numbers could flip a little bit in the north bay. i'm going to bring you some increasing clouds. slight chance of rain wednesday. but back into the 50s thursday, friday and saturday looks like we could see some more rain. they are still not certain so check back with us. >> so the computer semenov is going we don't know? >> it's been dry for so long, the atmosphere has been dry so it will take time to moisten
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everything up. >> coming up next, a tour of the attraction at pier 39. how the sea lions are being celebrated today for their 23rd anniversary of their alright let's break it down. mom, pop it. ♪ two inches apart, becky. two inches. t-minus nine minutes. [ ding ] [ female announcer ] pillsbury cinnamon rolls. let the making begin. ♪ faster than mandy can hang up on mr. monday.
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>> new this morning the celebrated sea lions at san francisco's pier 39 mark the 23rd anniversary of their arrival today. the san francisco chronicle reports today's event will be marked by a mixture of science and ballyhoo sponsored by the aquarium of the bay and the mammal center. tour starts at the top of each hour from 11:00 this morning until 2:00 this afternoon at the sea lion statue on pier 39. if you plan to watch the 49ers game today, you can take the sea lion tour tomorrow. coming up next at six, high surf and high drama. just two more hours until the first mavericks surf contest
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since 2010. >> plus, just six more hours until the 49ers take to the field for the big game today. we will give you a look after the break at how fans and the city of san francisco are preparing. >> the partying is already underway here in washington for president obama's second inauguration. i have a look at it all coming up
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>> good morning, everyone, i'm carolyn tyler. we want to go to washington d.c. now at part of the inaugural ceremonies. you see the president and joe biden laying a wreath at the cemetery. this is a tradition. joe biden has already taken the oath of office for his second term in office. he did it at the naval observatory. and later this morning,ed:00 our time, president obama will